By Jessica Michele Herring ( | First Posted: Sep 13, 2013 02:38 PM EDT

Max Burkholder as Max Braverman, Ray Romano as Hank Rizzoli (Photo : Jordin Althaus/NBC)

NBC drama "Parenthood" will enter its fifth season with a smile rather than its characteristic tearfulness. But fear not, "Parenthood" fans; the premiere episode will surely end with tears a-flowing. 

TVLine reports that the season premiere of "Parenthood" will pick up about seven months after Kristina's (Monica Potter) remission report, Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mark's (Jason Ritter) breakup, and Julia's (Erika Christensen) big decision. 

When the show resumes, Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) are preparing for Jasmine to give birth, which will happen in the season premiere. Kristina will also be tugged back into politics, a development that Adam (Peter Krause) doesn't quite like. The episode will also feature Crosby struggling to get adapt to life with a newborn. Politician Bob Little (Jonathan Tucker) will also make a surprising comeback. 

A popular couple's relationship will be tested, and its not the couple fans may expect. Meanwhile, Sarah will get a lesson in text message correctness, and Julia may be thinking twice about her life-changing decision last season to quit her job. 

A character named Pete will also be introduced, who viewers may not be a fan of. On the other hand, Josh Stamberg's new character will leave the audience instantly intrigued. 

It is not clear as to what will be in store for Sarah and Hank's (Ray Romano) relationship this season. However, it is known that cantankerous photographer Hank will bond with Max (Max Burkholder), and encourage Max's nascent interest in photography. Yet, Max gets a little over-enthusiastic about his photography for the high school yearbook, which eventually lands him-- and Adam and Kristina-- in the principal's office. 

Although the episode will be mostly upbeat, it is promised to end in the show's usual heart-tugging manner. 

See a sneak preview of Max's overzealous love for his new hobby, prompted by Hank, over at TVLine

"Parenthood's" new season premieres Thursday, September 26 at 10 p.m. on NBC. 

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